Jisho

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7 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
Variants:
flower
Kun:
はな
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N4
578 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 花形 【ハナガタ】 floral pattern, flourish, ornament, star (actor, player, etc.)
  • 花園 【ハナゾノ】 flower garden
  • 献花 【ケンカ】 flower offering, floral tribute, laying flowers
  • 紅花 【ベニバナ】 safflower (Carthamus tinctorius), dyer's safflower
  • 花かご 【ハナカゴ】 flower basket, flower basket (or plate) used for flower-scattering rituals
  • 花瓶 【ケビョウ】 vase used to hold flower offerings (often made of gilded copper)
  • 天花 【テンゲ】 flowers that bloom in the heavens, paper flowers scattered before the Buddha's image

Kun reading compounds

  • 花 【はな】 flower, blossom, bloom, petal, cherry blossom, beauty, blooming (esp. of cherry blossoms), ikebana, hanafuda, (the) best, glorious, lovely
  • 花形 【はながた】 floral pattern, flourish, ornament, star (actor, player, etc.)
  • 菜の花 【なのはな】 rape blossoms, rapeseed flowers
  • 紅花 【べにばな】 safflower (Carthamus tinctorius), dyer's safflower

Readings

Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
hua1
Korean:
hwa

Spanish

  • flor

Portuguese

  • flor

French

  • fleur
43 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
70 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
9 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
551 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3909 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
328 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
81 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
481 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.18 Japanese for Busy People
255 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
255 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
314 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
641 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2740 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1405 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1894 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1018 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
30734P Morohashi
2211 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4980 New Nelson (John Haig)
1009 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1084 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
69 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1956 2001 Kanji
3k4.7 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-4 SKIP code
4421.4 Four corner code
1-18-54 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
82b1 Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
Variants:
cherry
Kun:
さくら
On:
オウヨウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N1
1237 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 桜花 【オウカ】 cherry blossom
  • 桜花爛漫 【オウカランマン】 riot of cherry blossoms
  • 観桜 【カンオウ】 cherry blossom viewing

Kun reading compounds

  • 桜 【さくら】 cherry tree, cherry blossom, fake buyer, paid audience, shill, seat filler, hired applauder, horse meat
  • 桜花 【おうか】 cherry blossom
  • 左近の桜 【さこんのさくら】 cherry tree east of the southern stairs of the Hall for State Ceremonies (in Heian Palace)

Readings

Japanese names:
さ、 ろう
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ying1
Korean:
aeng

Spanish

  • cerezo
  • flor de cerezo

Portuguese

  • cerejeira

French

  • cerisier du Japon
653 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
1036 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1121 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2256 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1050 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1434 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1373 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
928 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
952 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
968 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1087 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1168 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
632 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
842 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1951 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14796P Morohashi
931 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2664 New Nelson (John Haig)
1932 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2082 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
708 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1869 2001 Kanji
4a6.15 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-6 SKIP code
4994.4 Four corner code
4294.4 Four corner code
1-26-89 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
685c Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
tree, wood
Kun:
こ-
On:
ボクモク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
317 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 木刀 【ボクトウ】 wooden sword
  • 木偶 【デク】 wooden doll, wooden figure, puppet, blockhead, good-for-nothing, fool
  • 土木 【ドボク】 engineering works, civil engineering, public works
  • 名木 【メイボク】 old tree of historical interest, excellent wood, precious woods, choice wood
  • 木 【モク】 Thursday, wood (first of the five elements)
  • 木材 【モクザイ】 lumber, timber, wood
  • 水木 【スイモク】 Wednesday and Thursday
  • 火水木 【カスイモク】 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Kun reading compounds

  • 木 【き】 tree, shrub, bush, wood, timber
  • 木々 【きぎ】 (many) trees, every tree, all kinds of trees
  • 本木 【もとき】 original stock
  • 青木 【あおき】 Japanese laurel, spotted laurel, Aucuba japonica, live tree

Readings

Japanese names:
ぐ、 も、 もと
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
mu4
Korean:
mog, mo

Spanish

  • árbol
  • madera

Portuguese

  • árvore
  • madeira

French

  • arbre
  • bois (matière)
15 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
17 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
69 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
148 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2170 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
17 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
60 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
109 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1.A Japanese for Busy People
22 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
22 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
20 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1045 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4261 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2149 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2901 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
199 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14415 Morohashi
3450 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2531 New Nelson (John Haig)
195 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
207 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
255 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
36 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1864 2001 Kanji
4a0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-4-3 SKIP code
4090.0 Four corner code
1-44-58 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6728 Unicode hex code

2 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
person
Kun:
ひと-り-と
On:
ジンニン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
5 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 人 【ジン】 -ian (e.g. Italian), -ite (e.g. Tokyoite), -er (e.g. performer, etc.), person working with ..., man, person, people
  • 人為 【ジンイ】 human work, human agency, art, artificiality
  • 米人 【ベイジン】 American person
  • 俳人 【ハイジン】 haiku poet
  • 人 【ニン】 counter for people
  • 人気 【ニンキ】 popularity, public favor, condition (e.g. market), tone, character, nature
  • 同人 【ドウジン】 same person, said person, the person in question, coterie, clique, fraternity, kindred spirits, comrade, colleague, dōjin, doujin, Japanese fans or hobbyists who produce their own magazines, manga, software, etc.
  • 代人 【ダイニン】 substitute, deputy, proxy, representative, agent

Kun reading compounds

  • 人 【ひと】 person, someone, somebody, human beings, mankind, man, people, humans, human (Homo sapiens), (other) people, others, character, personality, nature, capable person, competent person, suitable person, right person, adult, grown-up, I, me, one
  • 人一倍 【ひといちばい】 (much) more than others, exceedingly, extremely, unusually
  • 貴人 【きじん】 aristocrat, nobleman, dignitary, person of high rank
  • いい人 【いいひと】 good-natured person, good person, (one's) lover, boyfriend, girlfriend

Readings

Japanese names:
じ、 と、 ね、 ひこ、 ふみ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ren2
Korean:
in

Spanish

  • persona

Portuguese

  • pessoa

French

  • être humain
  • personne
30 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
39 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
39 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
9 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
339 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
4 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
11 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
14 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.5 Japanese for Busy People
1 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
15 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
42 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4175 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2111 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2857 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
960 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
344 Morohashi
3368 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
99 New Nelson (John Haig)
951 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1023 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
2 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
7 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1262 2001 Kanji
2a0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-2-4 SKIP code
8000.0 Four corner code
1-31-45 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4eba Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
stop
Parts:
warrior, military, chivalry, arms
Kun:
たけたけ.し
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
387 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 武 【ブ】 the art of war, martial arts, military arts, military force, the sword, valor, bravery, military officer, military man
  • 武器 【ブキ】 weapon, arms, ordnance, weapon (something used to gain an advantage), asset
  • 文武 【ブンブ】 literary and military arts, the pen and the sword
  • 威武 【イブ】 authority and force
  • 武者 【ムシャ】 warrior
  • 武者修行 【ムシャシュギョウ】 traveling about to gain skill in combat (travelling)
  • 建武 【ケンム】 Kenmu era (of unified Japan; 1334.1.29-1336.2.29), Kenmu era (of the Northern Court; 1336.2.29-1338.8.28)
  • 玄武 【ゲンブ】 Black Tortoise (god said to rule over the northern heavens), seven mansions (Chinese constellations) of the northern heavens

Kun reading compounds

  • 武し 【たけし】 brave
  • 武し 【たけし】 brave

Readings

Japanese names:
う、 お、 たけし、 たけん、 ん
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
wu3
Korean:
mu

Spanish

  • guerrero
  • armas
  • valor

Portuguese

  • guerreiro
  • militar
  • cavalaria
  • armas

French

  • guerrier
  • militaire
  • chevalerie
  • armes
708 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
802 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
781 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
448 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
51 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
596 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
651 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
751 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1031 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1071 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1165 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1129 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3979 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2046 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2764 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
383 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
16273 Morohashi
3210 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2959 New Nelson (John Haig)
377 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
403 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
461 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
694 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3056 2001 Kanji
4n5.3 The Kanji Dictionary
3-4-4 SKIP code
4-8-4 SKIP code
1314.0 Four corner code
1-41-80 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6b66 Unicode hex code

3 strokes
Radical:
scholar, bachelor
Parts:
gentleman, scholar, samurai, samurai radical (no. 33)
Kun:
さむらい
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N1
526 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 士 【シ】 man (esp. one who is well-respected), samurai, person (in a certain profession, esp. licensed), member
  • 士官 【シカン】 officer
  • 飛行士 【ヒコウシ】 pilot
  • 公認会計士 【コウニンカイケイシ】 certified public accountant

Kun reading compounds

  • 侍 【さむらい】 warrior (esp. of military retainers of daimyos in the Edo period), samurai, man in attendance (on a person of high standing), retainer
  • 二四六九士 【にしむくさむらい】 mnemonic for remembering the months with fewer than 31 days (ni, shi, mu, ku, etc.)

Readings

Japanese names:
お、 ま
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shi4
Korean:
sa

Spanish

  • caballero
  • samurai
  • hombre

Portuguese

  • cavalheiro
  • samurai

French

  • gentilhomme
  • samouraï
  • radical samouraï (no. 33)
410 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
521 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
494 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
301 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1160 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
59 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1173 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
41 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
572 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
581 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
755 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
393 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4213 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2129 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2877 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
325 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5638 Morohashi
3405 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1117 New Nelson (John Haig)
319 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
341 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
386 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
441 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1472 2001 Kanji
3p0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-2 SKIP code
4010.0 Four corner code
1-27-46 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
58eb Unicode hex code